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There is a process called SearchIndexer.exe which takes up 50% of my cpu.

Also, when i delete or rename files/folders my system freezes up, and when i end the process for "SearchIndexer.exe" it unfreezes, but says "windows explorer has stopped working" but then searchindexer.exe comes back in a few minutes or right away, again taking up 50% of my cpu..

Please help?

I have vista ultimate with service pack

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
Thanks! :)
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pers,

Are you up to date on all your windows updates?
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yes.
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Are you noticing your system slow at other times besides when this process is running?
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no.. not really.. i am running a core 2 duo e6600 @ 3.33ghz.. it's pretty good, but i havent re-formatted the hard drive in a long time, but still runs descent

windows explorer crashes alot though...
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One step you could preform is a reinstall. Might be overkill though.

Lets run SFC /Scannow
1.Click on start.
2. In start search type in cmd.
3. In the results right click on cmd and click run as administrator.
4. In the black box that pops up type in sfc /scannow.

Let me know if that improves preformance.
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it's fixed some corrupted operation, but it had nothing to do with it i think..

and still when i delete files, the progress bar just freezes at the end, and i have to end the searchindexer.exe process again, and then windows explorer crashes again...

so yeah
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What is the make and model of your system if it is custom built just say custom?
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my system is custom built:

Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3.33ghz, 2 gig ocz ram pc6400, 320gb seagate hd, GeForce 7600GT xXx edition 256gddr3, 600W psu
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Hi there. A simple solution would be turning off indexing, but then your searches would take a little longer. If you want to do this, click on the Vista Orb (Start). then select Computer. Right-click on your hard drive, and select Properties. At the bottom of the General tab, uncheck Index this drive for faster searching.
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well i did it and search indexer still comes back and takes 50% of my cpu..

my computer freezes up when i delete or rename files, and windows explorer still keeps crashing..

any help?
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Hello,

Turn off ndexing completely. Navigate to Control Panel/System and Maintenance/Indexing Options. Just uncheck them all. That should stop hte Indexing all together and stop teh CPU usage from going so high.

Cheers,
Mak
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weird, it says indexer is not running.. yet it still comes back from time to time..
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Hello,

Go into the Services interface.

*Start
*Run
*services.msc

In there check for anything related to the Indexing Service. Turn it off and disable it. That should stop the pesky bugger. :)

Cheers,
Mak
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